Sermons by Rev. Tyler Dirks

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Senior Pastor

O Christmas Tree

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Sermon Text: Isaiah 9:2-7 Outline: The Stump The Curse Far As the Curse Is Found Reflection Questions: When you force yourself to stop and contemplate the Christmas story – what part do you find most perplexing or disturbing? How have you personally experienced God sending (or brewing) hope in the darkness (or perfecting His power […]

Good Soldiers

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Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Outline: Strengthened By? The Signs The Saying Reflection Questions: Which of the following options most strengthens you? A) Self-Sufficiency and personal willpower; B) Success and accomplishments; C) Tangible security (e.g. money); D) God’s Grace When you consider God’s decision to deploy men like Jacob, Jonah, and Peter, would you say […]

The Great Mystery of Godliness

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 3 Outline: What Is Godliness? How Do You Get Godly? Reflection Questions: When you hear the adjective “godly” who comes to mind? How is that all your modern day examples of leaders are “better” than the vast majority of the leaders described in the Bible? Read Luke 22:31-34. HOW exactly would […]

A God Worth Savoring

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 2 Outline: The Setting for the Savoring (vv.1-3; 8-11) The Savior We Savor (vv.4-7; 12-15) Reflection Questions: What is God commanding you to SLOW DOWN and SAVOR these days? What – or who – do you need to pray for specifically in order to bring about favorable conditions for savoring? What […]

Stewards of Amazing Grace

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 1 Outline: Vain Discussion Very Depraved Amazing Grace Reflection Questions: What kind of vain discussions have you been in lately (even if they were confined to your own mind theater)? Why is “being right” so, so, so important to you? Paul says, “The law is good, IF you use it for […]

No Empty Word

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 32:44-52 Outline: Words Telling Us Who We Are Words Telling Us What To Do Words telling Us We Are Known Reflection Questions: What words do you seriously take to heart? What words do you seriously strive to put in the minds and hearts of others? (hint: ask a close friend to tell […]

National Anthem

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 32:1-43 Outline: Sobering Honesty Serious Helplessness Reflection Questions: Have you been inoculated with Scripture? (received “just enough” to exempt yourself from having to take it seriously). What is “The One Thing Necessary” for you to be happy? Why do you self-sabotage? Why do you cut yourself off from good things? How have […]

The Face of God

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 31 Outline: Facing Fears The Face of Faith Facing the Music Reflection Questions: God says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” How do you get to […]

The Offer

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 30 Outline: Humiliation Himself Help Reflection Questions: Where do you currently need to embrace the offer of humiliation? How have you recently taken God up on His offer to simply be with you? What are your plans for taking God up on His offer this week? What feels truly significant and invigorating […]